Shorts

Rag Dolls (4:12)

Director: Justin and Kristin Schaack

Synopsis: Playtime turns into uncontrolled shenanigans when a child discovers rag dolls in an antique chest. Her imagination runs wild, but for the dolls' real-life doppelgängers, self-control is out of their hands.

 

The Replacement (15:00) 

Director: Sean Miller

Synopsis: On election night, a janitor feels cheated out of a life he might have lived when his own clone becomes the President. He goes on a bender to seek justice, encountering new forms of prejudice, dismissal, and classism. In a society where the morality around cloning is dividing the masses, physically looking like the newly elected President has its own dangers…

 

Marcus (9:59) 

Director: J. R. Poli

Synopsis: After spending the last decade in turmoil, Marcus resorts to one last option in attempt to end his disarray. He sits inside his vehicle across the street from a bank, hesitating and waiting. One by one his colleagues enter, some trying to change his mind others aiming to persuade him to go through with it. Which side will Marcus choose, and will he finally succeed or will it just be another failure?

 

Pretorius (6:30)

Director: Bret Miller

Synopsis: A macabre story about a man and his love; a decomposing body in a red dress. But the more time he spends with her, the more control she gains.

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Bath Bomb (2:40) 

Director: Matt McWilliams

 

Ars Moriendi (0:60)

Director: Desmond Confoy

 

“A Tragedy” A Comedy (0:60)

Director: Desmond Confoy

 

Bang Bang (0:60)

Director: Desmond Confoy

 

Triggered (5:57) 

Director: Keith Mullin

Synopsis: A man, haunted by violence, struggles to find a feeling of security in a seemingly cold and hostile world.

 

Padlock Men (16:25) 

Director: Lewis T. Powell

Synopsis: 86 year-old Walter "Posey" Fodrell shares one of his youthful memoirs of the historically secret band of vigilante civil rights soldiers known as the Padlock Men: Blood for Blood Knuckles Dirty. The Civil Rights movement will never be viewed the same.

 

Wendy (14:53)

Director: Michael Oshins

Synopsis: It’s Halloween and Wendy doesn’t have anything to wear. She must rely on her own ingenuity and help from her imaginary friends to make a costume and join the other kids for Trick-Or-Treating.

 

Young Blood (14:04) 

Director: Richie Starzec

Synopsis: When Jay botches his first job for a group of small time thieves, things go south faster than anyone could have expected.

One Shot (11:00) 

Director: Joseph Victor, Ryan Steel
Synopsis: Jack has a chance encounter at the grocery store with Amanda, his Tinder match from the night before.

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The Invisible (17:45) 

Director: Aisha Farooqi

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Death of the Midnight Voyage (6:17) 

Director: Travis Boone

Synopsis: A son and a daughter are on the run from an abusive film crew, and it’s not the first time.

 

Songbird (17:00) 

Director: Helen Baldwin

Synopsis: A troubled street musician finds a magic camera that ends his loneliness while opening a door to his darker side.

King of Oakes and Commerce (7:47) 

Director: Jackson Ezinga

Synopsis: A night in the life of a pinball wizard.

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Where the Jungle Ends (5:33)

Director: Joe Stucky

Synopsis: Haunted by a past of abandonment as a missionary child in the Philippines, Charles is facing the wolf again. This time he sees him clearly. Wolf versus the man, who will win?

 

Euthanasia Pines (3:54) 

Director: Tara Gordon

 

Gnome Away From Home (9:39) 

Director: Logan Regnier

Synopsis: A man leaves home to pursue his interest in gnomes.

 

Little Darling (13:38) 

Director: Michael Oshins

Synopsis: William Darling, a courtroom artist is tasked with sketching a difficult music copyright case when he begins to suffer strange flashbacks. Unsure of what's triggering the reactions, he finds himself recreating his memories through his sketches- bringing back to life a forgotten past trauma. William's reality begins to mesh with his past as he uncovers horrific truths from his early days and tries to overcome the trauma.

 

Hair Trigger (8:15)

Director: Taylor Schafer

Synopsis: School shooting survivor Sadie, her mother Terry, and Sadie's best friend Elyse struggle to reconcile the night before the rest of Sadie's classmates return to school without her.

 

 

 

Future (1:25) 

Director(s): Robert Cousineau, Chris Rosik

Synopsis: A drunken, train­-wreck time traveler offers a suicidally depressed barista a do­-over with his life—there’s just one catch.
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The Joe (1:12)

Director: Evan L. Neel

Synopsis: Although construction began without a budget, architectural plans, or a tenant - Joe Louis Arena became the destination for hockey royalty and the home to champions. “The Joe” chronicles four decades of unforgettable moments in Red Wings history retold by the players, coaches and managers that lived them.

 

Unearthed and Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary (1:15) 

Director(s): John Campopiano, Justin White

Synopsis: This riveting documentary follows the entire inception of PET SEMATARY, revealing Stephen King's inspiration to write the book, the struggle to get the film made and the unlikely success of a low budget film from Paramount Pictures during the WGA strike. The documentary features interviews with the Director, Mary Lambert and the entire cast, key crew, town locals as well as never-before-seen footage from the sets in Maine. The film is a detailed look into the making of one of the most enduring cult-horror classics of our generation.

 

Karen Doesn’t Dream (1:44) 

Director: Zach Huckaby

Synopsis: A young woman becomes addicted to 'sleep tapes', bizarre VHS recordings of people sleeping. As she delves deeper into her new dependency, her life unravels in dark and unexpected ways.

 

Melody on Earth (1:25) 

Director: Joshua Courtade

Synopsis: Upon returning to earth, a withdrawn woman named Melody hires an oddball private eye to track down the man who helped her escape from an alien zoo on Neptune. Or maybe it was Pluto.

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Where the Jungle Ends (5:33)  

Director: Joe Stucky

 

The Graveyard Shift (16:36)

Director: Michael Price

 

Under the Surface (5:07)

Director: Avery Watson

 

The Black Button (10:57)

Director: Jefferey Hamlin

 

Below a Dark Wood (13:09)

Director: Bill Slovick

 

Euthanasia Pines (3:54) 

Director: Tara Gordon

 

The Man Who Loved Flowers (5:12)

Director: Darcy Love

 

Nail Polish and Pills (15:26)

Director: Rachel Debolski

 

The Black Basilisk (9:59)

Director: Edward Loupe

Gnome Away From Home (9:39) 

Director: Logan Regnier

 

More Time (5:32)

Director: Laura Nicely

 

Little Darling (13:38)  

Director: Michael Oshins

 

The Meteor (8:08)

Director: Charlie Losiewicz

Grab Him by the – (7:53)

Director: Lane McKenna

 

Stuart Sleuth (7:00)

Director: Edward Loupe

 

Ready to Fight (1:22)

Director: Natasha Canepa

Magic Play (3:26)

Director (of both): Natasha Canepa

 

Detroit Street Care (4:37) 

Director: Rachel Goodman

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After Ashes (15:00)

Director: Jesse McAnally

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Hair Trigger (8:30) 

Director: Taylor Schafer

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